2014-2015 Year in Review

2014-15

(COVINGTON, La.) — This school year has been an eventful one for St. Paul’s School, with a multitude of activities covered by The Paper Wolf throughout the year. Following are the top-read news and feature stories on The Paper Wolf news site for the school year.

Paralyzed Student Makes Miraculous Recovery

It’s hard to find a person associated with St. Paul’s who isn’t familiar with the inspirational story of Reagan Hill. To go from being told that he would never walk again to attending class once again is miraculous in itself. Instead of stopping there, Reagan stayed positive throughout the whole ordeal, sure that he would recover and prove his diagnosis wrong. A dark time in a young man’s life sees some light as he turns his ordeal into an outreach program for others in need.  Read more

One-On-One with Recovering Cyclist Zach Russ

Yet another unfortunate incident befalls a student as cycling enthusiast Zach Russ is struck by a car while riding his bike. In much the same way as Reagan Hill, Zach made an unusually speedy recovery. After a relatively short stay at the hospital, Zach returned to school eager to get his normal life back on track. Aside from all the missed work, Zack’s transition back into school life was seamless, turning a bad situation into one with a silver lining.  Read more

Marching Wolves Make Impact

One of the most easily recognizable groups in the New Orleans area, the St. Paul’s Marching Wolves are a unique organization to say the least. Three of our top read stories this year covered this organization.

  • The history of the band’s unusual sense of style from the group’s inception through today.  Read more
  • School history is made as the first “legacy” drum major is inducted. Read more
  • Despite injuries, weather, and road hazards, parade season marches on. Read more

Students Take a Stand for New Seating Arrangements

Controversy stirred on campus as the students vied for space in the Hunter Stadium stands during the home football games.  Read more

Homecoming Recap: Dancing, Downs, and Dress-Down Days

The traditional St. Paul’s Homecoming dance inspired a whole week dedicated to getting the school amped up. Aptly named “Homecoming Week,” the days before the homecoming dance were filled with costumes and pep rallies, ultimately culminating in the homecoming football game. Read more

‘GODSPELL’ Left Audiences Speechless

The Marian Players, led by Denny Charbonnet, are known for putting on fantastic plays, and the 25th anniversary production of “GODSPELL” was no exception. The spring performance was well received by its audiences, making a good impression on those who were skeptical that the play had run its course. Read More

School Community Supports Charbonnet, Angelette Families in Tough Times

The families of theater director Denny Charbonnet and her daughter, SPS choreographer and costume designer Elise Angelette, went through much this past year since receiving the news that Angelette had developed breast cancer. Being members of the St. Paul’s community, however, means that the families saw plenty of support and encouragement from students and faculty alike. Read more

Rugby Captures State, Deep South Titles in Second Year

In only its second year as an established team at St. Paul’s, the rugby team won both a state and regional championship. Read more

An In-Depth View of the State Champion Soccer Wolves

The Soccer Wolves end their season number one nationwide. Read more

Big Screen Puts St. Paul’s on Big Stage

Thanks to generous donations, Hunter Stadium received an upgrade for its scoreboard. The new scoreboard is larger and includes a video screen. Read more

New Gym to Give Space, Value to Students

The school begins construction of a new gymnasium.  Read more

Student Athlete Signings

This developing story was covered in two phases, both of which boasted top readership numbers.

  • In February, nine student athletes signed to play sports at the collegiate level. Read more
  • Before the school year ended, five more athletes committed to college sports. Read more

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